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  • Fall 2022 Program & Event Guide
  • North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project Community Meeting #4
  • ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
  • BPC Parks Happenings
  • BPC Seniors
  • September Events and Programs
  • Events at Brookfield Place
  • Events at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Events at the Skyscraper Museum
  • Events at the New York Public Library
  • Events at The Battery
  • Follow us on Social Media
2022 Fall Program & Event Guide
The Battery Park City Authority released its Fall 2022 Program & Event Guide, detailing a broad range of free, in-person and virtual programming – including music, dance, nature, poetry, film, cooking, athletics, and more – across Battery Park City’s parks and public spaces through December.
Access the Fall 2022 Program and Event Guide in New York State’s ten most common non-English languages as follows: ArabicBengaliChinese (traditional)Haitian-CreoleItalianKoreanPolishRussianSpanishYiddish.

Join Battery Park City Authority and Manhattan Community Board 1 for a discussion and next steps on the North/West Battery Park City Resiliency project.
For more information, click here.

In Case You Missed It
Last month, in response to input from local elected officials and stakeholders, BPCA announced enhancements to the final designs for the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project that will increase lawn area for the project by an additional 12,800 square feet, representing a 74% increase in lawn space compared to the most recent, final designs. Read more.
Construction is set to begin in the coming weeks. Questions and feedback about the SBPCR Project can be sent to: Rick Fogarty, Community Construction Liaison or (917) 624-5409.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage just celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its public opening. For more information, click here
Photo Credit: Museum Of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Interludes: Ladama BPCA's last event of the Summer Calendar was held at Belvedere Plaza on Thursday, August 11th. 
Battery Dance Festival was held in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, attracting world-wide attention! 
BPC Parks Happenings
BPC Parks Happenings is a monthly snapshot of the Authority's work maintaining Battery Park City's parks and public spaces. Click here to see what's happening this month in our parks.
 BPC Seniors
The BPCA website now has a page dedicated to Seniors in the Residential Life section. That page will have the monthly news and ongoing information for quick reference by everyone. You can see it here. The data posted will expand over time and it will contain links to other sites that are of interest to seniors.  
 Morning Meditation
Mondays, May 2 – Oct 31
9:30 – 10AM, Lily Pond
Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. Click 
here to learn more information.
Senior Group Exercise
Mondays, May 2 – Oct 31 
10:30 – 11:30AM, Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza or 6 River Terrace (weather permitting).
Strengthen the body through instructor-led rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance, and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Click here for more information.
Senior Drop-in
Tuesdays, May 4 – Oct 25
2:30 – 4:00 PM, 200 Rector Street
Drop by the Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversation, local news, and informal card and board games. Click
 here for more information.
Adult Zumba
Tuesdays, May 4 – Sept 28
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza or 6 River Terrace (weather permitting)

Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion.
Click here for more information.
Tai Chi
Fridays, May 6 – Oct 28
8:30 – 9:30 AM, Esplanade Plaza
Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises.
here for more information.
Pickup Pickleball
Thursdays, Sep 01 – Oct 27
9AM, Esplanade Plaza
An exciting fusion of Badminton and tennis, Pickleball has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, and enhance brain function. On Thursdays the net at Esplanade Plaza will be lowered to allow for pickleball games, on a first come first serve basis. Click here for more information.
September Events & Programs

Climate Week
Monday, September 19 –  Saturday, September 24
In keeping with Battery Park City’s legacy of environmental leadership, Battery Park City Authority celebrates Climate Week NYC with a diverse set of programs open to the public. Check out our social media channels daily for more information:,,

Get There Green! is a week to promote and celebrate more sustainable modes of transportation.  During Climate Week (and beyond) we encourage all New Yorkers to take action by using a more sustainable mode of transportation, such as walking, biking, transit or carpooling. Transportation represents the largest source of New York State's greenhouse gas emissions and the largest part of most New Yorker's personal carbon footprint as well. This is why it is critically important that we all lower our transportation-related emissions in order to meet our nation-leading economy-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of 40% of 1990 emission levels by 2030.  
Post a selfie on social media tagging (@Bpcparks) and #GTG22 to show your support. 

Young Sprouts Gardening & Ladybug Release
Tuesday, September 20
2:30 PM
Rockefeller Park

A wonderful opportunity for little gardeners and their accompanying adults to get a “bug's-eye-view” of the world! Join BPCA as we read stories about the life within our garden beds and then head into the Children’s Garden to water, dig, and admire the plants and flowers all around us. Together, we will observe the changing seasons and learn about the pollinators and other insects who help our plants thrive. Attendees at Young Sprouts Gardening will release ladybugs throughout Rockefeller Park, building on BPCA’s similar efforts last year to help to repopulate these ecologically-important insects that keep our flora healthy and safe from other plant-eating insects. For more information, click here.

Meet The Beekeeper
Friday, September 23
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Rockefeller Park by Chambers Street Entrance

Join us for a presentation and talk led by Alveole beekeepers at the Battery Park City bee hive located at the Chambers Street entrance to Rockefeller Park. Learn about the importance of urban beekeeping and its benefit to sustainability efforts in BPC and throughout the city.
For more information, 
click here.
Art & Poetry in BPC
Saturday, September 24
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Irish Hunger Memorial 
In celebration of Climate Week NYC, join us for an art walk & poetry reading led by Art Historian Dorothea Basile and Poet Jon Curley. Perched where the urban world meets the natural, BPC celebrates this juxtaposition with its unique Public Art and exploration of poetry. A reading featuring local poets Michael Heller, Barbara Henning, and Burt Kimmelman will follow.
For more information,
 click here.
Events at Brookfield Place
Josh Dorman: In the Presence
February 14 – November 14, All Day
Winter Garden Gallery 

View the dreamlike landscapes and portraits by visual artist Josh Dorman in the Winter Garden Gallery. Titled, In the Presence, the exhibit incorporates two bodies of work that the artist has developed over the past five years.
For more information, 
click here.
Hymn to the Big Wheel: Art Installation by Liz West
September 9 – September 25, All Day
Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield PlaceHymn to the Big Wheel, by artist Liz West, is an immersive sculptural work exploring the illusion and physicality of color and natural light in space. Consisting of a multi-colored octagon nestled within a larger octagonal shape, this work encourages the viewer to reposition and align themselves to differing colorways to see a changing scope of colors mixing before their eyes.
For more information,
 click here.
Events at The Museum of Jewish Heritage
Modern Jewish Sounds Concert: Jake Sherman Dream Band
Thursday, September 22
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
36 Battery Place & Virtual Event
Born in Boston, Jake Sherman learned classical piano by listening to his father play Bach every morning. If not for an intervention – stumbling upon the catalog of Weird Al Yankovic – he would have followed in his father’s path or perhaps become a jazz purist. Fast forward some years and it’s clear Jake has found a way to combine his appreciation of great songwriting with his piano/organ-playing prowess.
This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.   
For more information, 
click here.
MBoris Lurie: Nothing to Do But to Try
On View, Thru November 6
36 Battery Place
Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try is a first-of-its-kind exhibition on the 20th-century artist and Holocaust survivor Boris Lurie. For more information, click here.
Events at the Skyscraper Museum 

The Architecture of Trees
Saturday, September 24
10:30 AM, 39 Battery Place

On a guided walk in Battery Park City, we will observe and draw the trees around us to understand how they are like skyscrapers! We will learn about how trunks and branches support their leaves or needles and how roots create strong foundations.
Summer programs are supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority. For more information, click 


Next Stop, New York City! Subway by Chirstoph Niemann
Saturday, October 8,
10:30am, 39 Battery Place
 How do you get around your neighborhood? Together we’ll explore forms of transportation and New York City’s subway system through a read-aloud of Christoph Niemann’s picture book Subway. Then kids will create their own subway routes on a template of the five boroughs! Take on the role of a transportation planner and design new paths for our trains! Ages 4-8. RSVP Required.
For more information, click


Events at the NY Public Library

Learn Tinkercad and print your 3D design!
Wednesdays, September 7 – September 21
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Battery Park City Library

Have you heard about 3D printing? Learn how to use Tinkercad, a free 3D printing software, to create models to 3D print. Best for grades 1-6. Limited seating, first come, first serve. Please bring your library card for this special program. 
For more information,
 click here.

Open Book Hour: What have you Been Reading?
Tuesday, September 20 
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Virtual Event

Join staff from the Battery Park City Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library to talk about what books you've been reading and hear from other book lovers. We'll facilitate with some questions and we'll all leave with new recommendations and thoughts about good reading. 
For more information,
 click here.


Unmuted: A Banned Books Conversation
Thursday, September 22

 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Battery Park City Library
There has been a growing increase of banned books throughout recent years. Join us for Unmuted: A Banned Books Conversation. This is an informal space to discuss ideas, share experiences, and think critically about important issues around banned books, such as censorship, democracy, and storytelling.
For more information, 
click here.

Events at The Battery

Tours of The Battery
Mondays & Thursdays,
10:00 AM (Mondays), 12:00 PM (Thursdays)
The Battery, Netherland Memorial Flagpole

Join The Battery every Monday and Thursday for tours of The Battery! Learn about the park's rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, Seaglass Carousel, beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf and so much more!

For more information, click here.

Farm Tour for Kids at The Battery Urban Farm
Thursdays thru October 27
3:00 PM, The Battery Urban Farm

Join us for a kid-friendly tour of our urban vegetable farm, led by park staff. RSVP is required for this event. Please note that this tour is intended for children under the age of 13; if you would like to bring older children to the farm, we encourage you to sign up for our Tour of The Battery Urban Farm or Family Farm Volunteer Day events. Also, please dress appropriately for an outdoor tour, and wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty!
For more information, click here.

Guided Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon
Wednesday, September 21
8:00 AM, Netherland Memorial Flagpole
Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.  
The walk will be led by Gabriel Willow, an educator from NYC Audubon. Gabriel is an experienced birder and naturalist, and is well-versed in the ecology and history of New York City.  He has been leading walks for NYC Audubon for more than ten years, guiding new and experienced birders in all five boroughs and beyond. For more information, click 

Workshop: Flower Arrangements
Saturday, September 24
12:00 PM, SeaGlass Carousel, State St.
Use the Piet Oudolf-designed perennial gardens as inspiration while you craft your own flower arrangement to take home. This workshop will cover the appropriate technique for harvesting and storing flowers, and will explore different design approaches to making bouquets and arrangements. For ages 13 and up. 
RSVP is required.
For more information, click 

Tour of the Battery Urban Farm
Thursdays thru October 27
1:00 PM, The Battery Urban Farm

Join The Battery for a tour of our urban vegetable farm and perennial forest farm, led by park staff. RSVP is required for this event. Please note that this tour is intended for ages 13 and up; if you would like to bring younger children to the farm, we encourage you to sign up for our Farm Tour for Kids or Family Farm Volunteer Day events. Also, please dress appropriately for an outdoor tour, and wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty! For more information, click here.

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